Critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist ZZ Ward premieres the music video for her newest track “The Deep” TODAY! ZZ first premiered the bluesy pop song which featured Joey Purp just a few days ago, and it has since garnered much praise for ZZ‘s signature soulful vocals.

The song marks ZZ‘s first new material in 2017 and introduces her anxiously awaited second full-length album, which is set to arrive this summer.

This spellbinding jam churns out a soulful chant and six-string Southern swagger over a sample of The Charmels’ “As Long As I’ve Got You” (rap fans might call it the Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.”), before a scorching cameo from spitter Joey Purp of Chicago‘s Savemoney [Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa] crew. A return to ZZ‘s roots, its confessional storytelling documents a decaying relationship with a raw delivery evocative of her earliest blues heroes such as Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Big Mama Thornton. ZZ Ward has also worked with Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs!

Check out “The Deep” official music video below!